Where to Stay on a Budget in Glasgow, Scotland

Explore the sights of Glasgow during the day before resting at one of its budget-friendly accommodation options
Explore the sights of Glasgow during the day before resting at one of its budget-friendly accommodation options | © Findlay / Alamy Stock Photo
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21 October 2020

Pinching those pennies isn’t always synonymous with mediocre lodgings, but it does help to know where to look. So that cultural escapades can take pride of place, here is Culture Trip’s round-up of the best budget accommodation picks in Glasgow.

ibis Glasgow City Centre

Budget Hotel
4/5 (992 Reviews)
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The ibis Glasgow City Centre is an excellent budget-friendly option, with its welcoming menu of trendy touches and sleek, comfortable rooms. Although a fuss-free alternative, this smashing hotel ticks every box, with comfy queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms, TV and wifi. Sitting where all the fun is on Sauchiehall Street, this hotel caters to expert travellers, solo adventurers and wanderlust-loving groups alike.

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GoGlasgow Urban Hotel by Compass Hospitality

Budget Hotel
4.2/5 (397 Reviews)
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GoGlasgow Urban Hotel is suited to those with a fancy for the finer things at honest prices. Whether single, double or twin, all 117 bedrooms are stylish, with minimalist grey hues, white dairy tiles and a trendy industrial aesthetic. Perks include Tunnock’s teacakes waiting in the rooms upon arrival, Egyptian cotton sheets, the fab GoGrill Restaurant & Bar, free wifi, Scottish fine soap toiletries and complimentary parking. It’s flawless.

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  • Point A Hotel Glasgow

    Budget Hotel
    4.4/5 (1587 Reviews)
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    Bringing a whole new meaning to the term A-game, Point A Hotel Glasgow is light years ahead and within easy walking distance of the main must-see attractions suited to cultural escapades. Cool to the core, this fabulous sleeping spot is reminiscent of an ultra-trendy Japanese hotel, with its efficient-yet-sleek, compact rooms and signature futuristic touches. There is a continental breakfast buffet, or you can venture on a worthy quest to source the city’s best breakfast.

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    Euro Hostel Glasgow

    Hostel, Budget Hotel
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    Euro Hostel Glasgow, the cream of the city’s hostel crop, is the perfect blend of banter-filled fun and safe, clean and classy accommodation. Both the private rooms and shared dorms possess a contemporary essence, while the private options come with TVs and towels. The kitchen is decked out with all the modern conveniences, and the quiet room is a place of respite. Between the lively bar and strategic central location (just a short walk from Glasgow Central station), this pick is well worth considering.

    Z Glasgow

    Budget Hotel
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    An absolute winner when it comes to the best budget accommodation in the city, the Z Glasgow has that luxurious, almost boutique-y feel, minus the cost. Contemporary, compact rooms with glass-partitioned ensuite bathrooms champion minimalism and play host to effortlessly stylish stays. The hotel’s George Square location is a stone’s throw from all the hot attractions, such as GoMA. On-the-go travellers and the hassle-free café go together like two peas in a pod.

    These recommendations were updated on October 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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